May Commencement Ceremonies

Each Spring undergraduate commencement candidate will receive five (5) assigned seat tickets to the ceremony. The tickets are handed out with your academic attire, during academic attire distribution, in May. Spring Graduate and Law ceremonies are general admission and do not require tickets for guests.

Requests for additional undergraduate tickets can be obtained by placing your name on a lottery list during robe distribution on Wednesday, May 8, or Thursday, May 9, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Undergraduates may request as many additional tickets as desired, BUT when the lottery is conducted, each recipient will only be awarded 2 tickets. Once everyone on the list has been awarded 2 tickets and additional tickets remain, then the lottery will be conducted again using the same method of 2 tickets being awarded.

Lottery winners will notified via their Hofstra pride account beginning Thursday night, May 9 after 9p. Lottery winners must respond to their email confirming that they will take the tickets. All tickets must be picked up by the requesting student or someone on their behalf at the reception desk located in the Student Center room 112 by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024. If the additional lottery tickets are not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, the tickets cannot be guaranteed after that point.

There will also be a webcast of all the commencement ceremonies on Please click the link “Watch Live Webcasts” at the ceremony start time.

December Commencement Ceremony

More information to follow Fall 2024.